Resource Materials Utilization among Pre-School Teachers in Lagos State, Nigeria

By Tunde Owolabi, Foluso Okebukola and Babajide Gboyega Abidogun.

Published by The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning

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This study investigated pre-school teachers’ use of resource materials in teaching. A descriptive-survey design was used to collect data from 60 pre-school teachers selected by systematic sampling technique. An observational schedule titled Resources Utilization Schedule (R U S) was used to observe and record teaching in the pre-school classes. Data were analyzed using mean, mean rank, chi-square and t-test statistics. Findings revealed the non-availability of resource materials in teaching. Also, the few materials available were not sufficiently utilized. Pre-school teachers’ utilization of resource materials was found to depend on qualification, experience, and gender but independent of school type.

Keywords: Resource Materials, Utilization, Pre-school Teachers

The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp.11-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 440.776KB).

Dr. Tunde Owolabi

Senior Lecturer, Science and Technology Education, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Tunde Owolabi is a senior lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Education, Lagos State University. His research orientation focused on language factor, resources in teaching, gender issues, curriculum development and professional development of teachers.

Dr. Foluso Okebukola

Lecturer I, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Foluso Okebukola is a lecturer in the Department of Curriculum Studies of Lagos State University, Nigeria. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Lagos. Then practice, research and writing journals on early literacy, curriculum and puling implementation.

Babajide Gboyega Abidogun

Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria